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New Delhi: The election process for the post of Congress President has started. Former leader Rahul said that everyone should follow the party’s decision for a post.
After that, senior leader Ashok Khelat, who contested for the post of Chief Minister, will step down from the post of Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Meanwhile, following Ashok Khelat and Sasi Tharoor, many senior leaders have expressed their desire to contest for the post of president.
It was announced that the election for the post of Congress President will be held on October 17. A formal notification was issued in this regard yesterday. Nominations can be filed from tomorrow to 30th. If there is more than one candidate, the election will be held on October 17 and the result will be declared on October 19, it said.
A few requests
Many senior leaders kept insisting that former president Rahul should take over as president. However, he has dismissed this matter. He has said many times that ‘I or his family will not contest for the post of president’. Now that Rahul is not contesting, many in the party have supported the appointment of senior leader Ashok Gehlot as the post of president. Meanwhile, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor from the dissident group has expressed his desire to contest this election. In this regard, he also met and discussed with the temporary president of the party, Sonia.
Sonia did not object to this. Rahul has taken up ‘Bharat Jodo’ Bharat Ekta Padayatra. Rahul, who is currently in Kerala, said yesterday: I am making some demands to those who are contesting for the post of President. The designation has historical significance; It can express the pride of our country. It is not just a party position; A post encouraging adherence to our principles A resolution of one post per person was passed at the party’s think tank meeting in Udaipur, Rajasthan. I expect it to be fully followed, he said.
Ashok Khelat had expressed his desire to see the post of party president and chief minister of Rajasthan. Ashok Khelat, who came to meet Rahul in Kerala yesterday, said: There is no problem in seeing more than one post. At the same time, the leadership of the party is a national responsibility. Better to get a position if that responsibility is to be performed properly. I am going to personally meet Rahul and request him to accept the post of president, he said.
Many are interested
It is certain that Sonia and Rahul will not contest for the post of president. After that, after 22 years, the election for the post of President is taking place. In this more than 9,000 office bearers of the party are going to vote and choose the new leader. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and senior leader Manish Tiwari have shown eagerness to contest for the post of leader.
Support for Gelato?
Sonia-Rahul are saying that they will remain neutral in the party leadership election; He also said that he will not officially announce anyone as a candidate. Currently, it is said that there is a fight between Ashok Khelat and Sasi Tharoor. At the same time, Gehlat is said to have the support of Sonia’s family. Party spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh’s posts on social media yesterday indicate this. While criticizing Sasi Tharoor, he mentioned in his post that he praised Ashok Khelat.
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